Somalia-American actor Barkhad Abdi is recognized for portraying the character of Abduwali Muse in 2013’s big debut film Captain Phillips. Barkhad was one of the leads in the biographical thriller along with actor Thomas Jeffrey Hanks. The artist made a significant mark in the movie industry for which he won Best Actor in a Supporting Role in BAFTA Award and also got the Oscar nomination.
How Much Net Worth Does Barkhad Abdi Have?
Barkhad Abdi, 33 years of age, has amassed a net worth of $100,000. From his performance in the movie, Captain Phillips Barkhad was paid a salary of $65000 and an additional remunerative bonus for his time and attendant for movie promotions and award ceremonies.
However, Barkhad still struggled to uplift his financial standards. Despite gaining so much popularity from his Oscar-nominated role, the artist did not get any meatier roles that could have increased his fortunes.
Barkhad then worked at his brother’s cell phone store in Minneapolis after the release of his debut movie. The actor was in search for the movie offers and had quit his job at his brother’s place. With no formal film proposals, Barkhad was financially broke.
His acting career later came on track after he landed a role in CBS’s procedural TV series Hawaii Five-0 in 2015. He also played a crucial character of Jamah Farah in the 2015’s British Thriller Eye in the Sky. The performer previously worked as a limo driver in Minnesota in 2011. He was also a Disc Jockey.
Barkhad’s Married Life; Wife Attends Award Ceremonies!
Barkhad has kept his married life under privacy. Although he doesn't reveal much about his wife, he attended the BAFTA on 16 February 2014 and was accompanied by his beautiful wife.
Barkhad Abdi and wife at the 'EE British Academy Film Awards' at the Royal Opera House on 16 February 2014 (Photo: Gettyimages.com)
To their BAFTA appearance, Barkhad was on his black tuxedo, and his wife looked seemingly gorgeous in her black and golden attire.
Previous Criminal Records
Barkhad was returning to the US from London after receiving BAFTA award. But, he was stopped in the Custom because of his criminal records. He was restricted by immigration officials as he was charged with illegal possession of drugs in the past.
His crime records also include credit card fraud case on 1 June 2001. He was sentenced to 200 days at the prison 200 days of probation with $500 penalty. He was also fined $1000 for buying liquor when he was below 21 years of age.
The actor was born on 10 April 1985 in Mogadishu, Banaadir as per wiki. He was just six years old when his family moved out of a Somali Civil War to join his teaching father in Yemen. Barkhad and his family later relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1999 after his mother won Green card Lottery. Barkhad has two brothers and a sister.
He went to Minnesota State University Moorhead. The actor is 1.77 meters (5’ 9 ¾ “) in height and possesses Afro American (Somalian) ethnicity.